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How To Avoid Burnout While Working From Home

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While there are certainly many benefits to working from home, many people also find that it can be hard to disconnect from work. If you are looking for a remote job, here you may find work-from-home computer career opportunities. It’s important to be aware though that when the lines are blurred between home and work, it can be challenging to switch off once you have finished, and this can interfere with your personal life, and also lead to you feeling burnout. This situation presents a serious health issue which can affect your wellbeing and your relationships. What can you do to prevent burnout while working from home? This article has a few ideas that should help. Continue reading How To Avoid Burnout While Working From Home

Get Your Best Indoor Workout With a Foldable Desk Treadmill

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Are you looking for ways to boost your cardiovascular fitness and metabolism simply by increasing the number of steps you walk in the comfort of your home? It’s no secret that extended periods of sitting are associated with ill health and issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and increased risk of early mortality. One way to counter that is by adding a foldable, under desk treadmill to your home office, which can transform your daily routine into a workout zone. Continue reading Get Your Best Indoor Workout With a Foldable Desk Treadmill

Steps You Can Take To Enhance Mental Health & Wellness

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Mental health and wellness serve as the foundation for every other component of our well-being, including the body, soul, and mind. It has a substantial effect on our emotions, thought processes, and daily behavior patterns. You can read about eight-steps to improve your mental health at This Link, and we’ll be discussing more tips in this article, so please read on.

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Nature Photos From My Beautiful Quarantine Berkshires Vacation!

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Japanese Red Maple (All Photos By Gail)

The original vacation plan for Summer 2020 called for me to fly from New York City to Barcelona on June 4th. There, I would meet up with my Los Angeles-based sister, and we’d spend two days site-seeing and recovering from jet lag before departing on an adventure-packed, seven-day cruise through the western Mediterranean. Sigh, I fucking love to cruise.

Obviously, those plans changed. In May, our sailing was predictably canceled by the cruise line due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While I was relieved to receive a full-refund on my paid fare — and overjoyed with the bonus of nearly $1,000 in onboard credit for a 2021 rebooking — I was also super bummed to know that I would likely not be getting out of Manhattan this summer. First world problems: they are a  thing.

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This Glass Holds The Remains of a Very Stiff Gin and Tonic

It cannot be overstated then that my summer was miraculously saved by friends who own a home the Berkshires, where they’d been quarantining since March. They generously offered to host me for a week of doing basically what I do in Manhattan — eating and going for walks — but with way better food and immeasurably more awe-inspiring scenery, not to mention (but you can see I am about to) air that smells like honey, and the absence of blaring sirens. It was the best week I’ve had in three months. Please enjoy a selection of photos from my many nature walks taken during the vacation that restored my sanity.

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The Berkshires: Stunning Even When It’s Overcast

My friends live in a private community accessed from a narrow road set about a mile off of a rural thoroughfare. On summer evenings (during any normal year), you can sometimes hear faint music drifting over from Tanglewood, where I saw a fantastic concert by Squeeze with these same friends last August. Sadly, Tanglewood’s 2020 season has been canceled.

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Instead, the soundtrack includes choruses of bullfrogs hiding among the marsh reeds, and a rush of wind through the endless trees that can make you look over your shoulder to confirm that no cars are coming.

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This marsh and pond are just across the road from a private beach. There, you can take colorful kayaks out onto a lake, which is called the Stockbridge Bowl.

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I could gaze at at this view for hours.

Continue Enjoying the Scenery, After the Jump!

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East Village Life: Photos of Flowers From My Neighborhood Walks

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Purple Crocus’ on the High Line (All Photos By Gail)

In the Covid Life, I’m fortunate to be able to work from home, be in good health, have enough food, cable TV, and everything needed to make the lock-down more comfortable. I really can’t complain. I can get by for a few months without going shopping, eating in my favorite restaurant, or seeing a movie in the theater. The one thing I do get a bit wistful about is not being able to fully enjoy the beauty of Spring.

In an email I received from them this morning, the Museum of Modern Art was quick to remind me that, “Five hundred tulips are blooming in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden right now, and no one is there to enjoy them.” Thanks for the reminder! Spring, the season of renewal, is happening all around us while we are being advised to stay inside. It kills me. In a normal year, I would have at the very least attended Sakura Matsuri, the Cherry Blossom Festival hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden — which is such a terrific way to usher in the season. Even the NYBG’s Orchid Show closed prematurely. Beauty is still out there, so I preserve it on my walks. If you’re struggling with Cabin Fever, please enjoy a little bit of spring in this week’s edition of my East Village Life.

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